Minor Java upgrades in ColdFusion

September 26, 2012
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Minor Java upgrades in ColdFusion

Staff 98 posts
Followers: 15 people
September 26, 2012

ColdFusion supports all minor version upgrades to Java. Here’s a KB article that indicates this. As long the ColdFusion supports the major Java version, you can upgrade the minor version updates within the supported major versions.

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2012-09-29 10:54:23
2012-09-29 10:54:23

Here is something you should note. I think there is a nasty bug in Java 1.6.0_35. I just reverted from Java 1.6.0_35 to Java 1.6.0_32 on a major production server. We were experiencing large numbers of NULL exception errors while parsing XML (Fusebox) files. So far the issue is resolved. We have error handling in place monitoring for the problem. The server is under heavy load so we would notice if it was still happening. Prior to the Java downgrade the error alerts were fast and furious. Now there are none after the Java downgrade. These only started occurring after upgrading from 1.6.0_32 to 1.6.0_35. So while Adobe may support all the minor point updates, once in a while we find one that just isn’t safe to use.

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2012-09-28 09:43:05
2012-09-28 09:43:05

@David: That is correct.

@Tyler: Major versions such as 1.6 or 1.7 as a whole will be explicitly certified by Adobe. You are free to upgrade to the minor versions and those will be supported by us.

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2012-09-26 10:31:23
2012-09-26 10:31:23

I am pretty sure all Java releases are minor versions.

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2012-09-26 09:07:22
2012-09-26 09:07:22

Just want to make sure I am clear on this. Adobe is no longer saying they have recommended versions of the JVM as noted in previous Adobe KB like,

http://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/oracle-security-alert-cve-2010.html

but that as long as the major version (i.e. Java 1.6) is used I am free to updated from 1.6.0_24 to the latest 1.6.0_35 for any version of ColdFusion (8, 9, & 10) that runs on Java 1.6.

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